My practice at James & Waddle PC includes the aggressive representation of clients in litigation matters. I have successfully represented individuals, and the family's of individuals, who have suffered personal injury or wrongful death, usually in an accident (car/auto/motorcycle). I also have a proven track record in general civil litigation matters as well.
I studied at San Diego State University and received his Bachelor of Sciences degree in Accountancy from California State University Sacramento in 1999. I was a recognized member of the Beta Alpha Psi Honors Accounting Fraternity and was named to the Dean's List for my academic achievements.
I earned my Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law in San Diego, California. My legal studies focused on trial advocacy. I also participated in the Advocacy Honors Board Mock Trial Competition. I am a proud member of the California Western School of Law, Pro Bono Honors Society, which recognizes the importance of addressing the legal needs of disadvantaged or under represented individuals. In 2003, the State Bar of California awarded me the Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services in recognition of his voluntary provision of legal services to the indigent.
I am admitted to practice in all courts in California and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. In addition, I am a member of the State Bar of California, the San Diego County Bar Association, and the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego. The Consumer Attorneys of San Diego is an organization of trial lawyers in San Diego County who work to preserve and protect the legal rights of consumers.
Hourly ($225-350/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|San Diego's Best 2014 - Litigation||U-T San Diego (The San Diego Union Tribune)||2014|
|San Diego's Best 2014 - Real Estate Law (2nd Place)||U-T San Diego (The San Diego Union Tribune)||2014|
|Wiley W. Manuel Award Pro Bono Legal Services||State Bar of California||2003|
|Dean's List Scholarship||Beta Alphi Psi||1999|
|Attorney - Principal||James & Waddle PC||2012 - Present|
|Attorney||Guevara, Phippard & James P.C.||2004 - 2011|
|Law Clerk||Heppner & Elwood||2003 - 2004|
|Certified Legal Intern/Law Clerk||Alternate Public Defenders Office, San Diego County, California||2002 - 2002|
|Accountant||Copley Newspapers||1999 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Advocates Round Table||Founding Member||2011 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys of San Diego||Member||2004 - Present|
|San Diego County Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Member, Litigation and Real Property Sections||Member||2001 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of California||Member||2001 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||2000 - Present|
|California Western School Of Law Pro Bono Honors Society||Member||1997 - 1999|
|Whillock v. McHaffie||Trial - Verdict - Judgment $1,663,814.43|
|Dos Amigos v. Shim||Trial - Verdict - Judgment $106,063.54|
|Confidential v. Confidential||Policy Limits Recovery (Multiple Policies)|
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|U-T San Diego (The San Diego Union Tribune)||San Diego's Best - Litigation||2014|
|U-T San Diego (The San Diego Union Tribune)||San Diego's Best 2014 - Real Estate Law (2nd Place)||2014|
|California Western School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|California State University, Sacramento||Accounting||BS - Bachelor of Science||1999|
|San Diego State University||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|GPJ-Legacy Lunch and Learn||Guarding Against Risk: What you need to know about insurance!||2011|